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Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, FRS was a Scottish geologist who demonstrated the power of known natural causes in explaining Earth's history. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which presented to a wide public audience the idea that Earth was shaped by the same natural processes still in operation today, operating at similar intensities. The philosopher William Whewell termed this gradualistic view "uniformitarianism" and contrasted it... Read More

Born14 November 1797
Kinnordy House, Angus, Scotland
Died22 February 1875 (aged 77)
Harley Street, London, England
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